Succulents you can propagate easily at home.
Succulents have grown widely popular over the last decade or so, and they deserve it. With almost 60 different types of succulents out there, there’s a good chance that you will find something worth your while. Every type is unique and easy to grow, but not all are suitable to keep at home since there are tons of questions about insects, radiance, and looks.
There are a few things that you should know about succulents before you get started. They have water-storing tissues that allow them to go for long periods without water. This counts a lot if you are a traveller or somebody who forgets. Because even if you miss one week of watering, there won’t be any problems. Very low maintenance, right?
Another thing to note, most succulents suit the environment we have at home. The warm, room temperature atmosphere is perfect for their growth and survival. They adapt quickly and brilliantly to life indoors.
Since we got these things clear, let’s dive right into the best succulents that you can easily propagate at home. These beautiful plants with unusual shapes, wide varieties, vibrant colors, and so much more to light up your home like nothing else.
1. Burro’s Tail
Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum), also known as donkey’s tail, has a weird name but a beautiful look that could totally change the appearance of wherever you put it. It looks best in a hanging basket, but you can also use a container that sits on a ledge’s edge. Succulents change colors, and if you are lucky, you might witness red or pink flowers at the end of summer on this plant.
We prefer putting it in reach of bright light for optimal growth and blossoming. About watering, you can let the soil dry till you water again.
2. Christmas Cactus
Cactus are famous for making up a part of succulents, and while normal cactus plants are not always suitable for indoors, the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) might be perfect. It doesn’t have sharp spines to hurt people, kids, or pets, although we still prefer you to keep it out of their reach.
If you choose to get this beautiful succulent, try keeping its soil just a tad bit moist since it requires more care than the normal cacti. Don’t worry about the watering too, as even if you do forget, it’s okay. Whenever you water, the plant will thrive again. Put it near a large window that gets a good amount of light, and the Christmas Cactus will thrive. It will reward you by blossoming in winter just in time for Christmas.
3. Jade Plant
The Jade Plant has been popular even before succulents started taking over the gardening market. One of the easiest plants to grow, the Jade Plant, will provide your room with a nice atmosphere with its thick green leaves.
Jade Plants grow up to 1 foot tall when you grow them at home, but they can grow several feet if you place them outdoors.
We prefer placing them in a heavy container that can easily handle them when they have grown because they become heavier at the top, and balance is the key.
About watering Jade Plants, these succulents are actually happier when you let the soil completely dry. You can let them thrive in the dry soil for a while before watering them again but make sure the leaves are not dropping or losing the shine because that’s a bad sign.
4. Hens and Chicks
Hens and Chicks, one of the weird names for any succulent, is a pair of plants that are different only by minor appearance details. These plants create “chicks,” which are small plants that you can get for your home or your rooms. Hens and Chicks make for perfect companions as houseplants. There are various further varieties available, but you should get whatever you like. Some of the common ones are:
- Echeveria Elegans
- Sempervivum tectorum
Both plants have similar care requirements when you grow them at home. Keep them dry between watering for a while, but don’t let them be like for a long time. A little tricky, but once you understand it, it is easy and doable.
5. Aloe Vera
Ah, Aloe Vera, one of the most common and premium succulents out there. While you might normally know it for its skin-related benefits, the plant itself is a very nice addition to any home. Something you can easily propagate at home. Aloe Vera starts from a very short stem but grows gradually into long, beautiful leaves that are called offsets.
Make sure you get a container big enough to hold the growth of these plants. Once they are grown, you can also use their healing sap that is in their leaves to heal and treat your skin, sunburn, and wounds. Be careful around the plants as they can have sharp spines along the edges of the leaves.
Lastly, Aloe Vera is a very tough plant and taking care of tough plants is easy. They don’t die out that easily. About placement, try putting it in a window or a place where it gets enough light but not a hot and sunny window, you know? It gets too much for the leaves. Moderate light is more than enough. And about the soil, keep it on the drier side but water occasionally.
While most succulents are fairly and relatively easy to grow, there are some that thrive much more at home than others. People who want to introduce a nice aura at their places or want plants but don’t have a backyard garden to tend to, these succulents are a perfect companion for you.
Vibrant, refreshing, and rewarding, plants like Aloe Vera provide you with incredible benefits while, on the other hand, succulents like Burro’s tail provide an incredible look and atmosphere to your place. All in all, you cannot go wrong about getting succulents for your place, so what are you waiting for? Get some succulents for your home today.